Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The decline of newspapers, cont'd

Ex-newspaperman John Quaid notices that Tribune Media has hired a former radio executive, who is paid big bucks to issue memos. Wonderful how newspaper companies can spend the big bucks for memo-writers, even while newsroom layoffs continue.

Tuesday, I was talking to an old friend who's a newspaper editor in Georgia, and he predicted:
In 10 years, this business is going to be run by 18-year-old girls with cellphone cameras. "It's on MySpace! Hee-hee-hee!"
The dire situation for the newspaper industry has exactly one cause: People don't want to read newspapers anymore.

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